Guest Post By Sharon Ball
“For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.” (Source Unknown)
Organization goes hand in hand with time management. Just recently, I read about a study that found the average person wastes about 12 days a year just looking for misplaced items. Fast Company states that corporate executives waste six weeks per year searching for lost documents.
The more cluttered your home and office and the more disorganized you are, the more likely you are one of these “average” individuals hunting for their lost keys or the file for the meeting that starts in 20 minutes.
I considered myself well organized because I have Excel spreadsheets for passwords, software registration keys, and those kinds of things. Unfortunately, they can no longer be kept alphabetized because I didn’t keep all the rows the same height over the last two years. This means that half the time I am going up and down the spreadsheet looking for a particular password or user name.